Olympus Stylus 100 Wide

The Olympus Stylus 100 Wide is a sleek ultra-compact all-weather fully automatic 35mm camera featuring a nice 28-100mm wide angle zoom lens. It is the only camera in the Stylus line-up that features a zoom lens starting at a wide angle of 28mm. If you want a compact point and shoot camera with a wide zoom, this is a good one to consider. Sample photo and specs below...

The Olympus Stylus 100 Wide 35mm film camera

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LIKES: small, sleek, and weather-resistent casing makes it extremely easy to carry (it truly fits in a pocket); wide angle zoom lens is great for landscape shots; optional remote control; spot metering mode; infinity mode sets focus to infinity making it possible to shoot through windows without any issues.

DISLIKES: while this is a great camera considering the wide angle zoom packed into such a compact camera - any camera this small featuring a zoom lens always means trading off image quality at least a little. This camera did very well as you can see from the sample below, but I did encounter some chromatic aberration (or purple fringing) near the edges when throwing difficult lighting at it.

Olympus Stylus 100 Wide sample photo - click to view gallery

Above: Railroad tracks in Yarmouth, Maine the morning after a winter storm. Taken with an Olympus Stylus 100 Wide.

View gallery: Olympus Stylus 100 Wide sample images

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Specifications
Type: Fully automatic 35mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with built-in 28mm-100mm zoom lens
Film format: 35mm standard DX-coded film (24 x 36 mm)
Lens: Olympus 28mm-100mm zoom lens, f4.6-f11.9, 7 elements in 7 groups
Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter
Viewfinder: Real-image zoom viewfinder with autofocus mark, close-up correction mark, autofocus indicator and flash indicator
Focusing: Passive type multi auto-focus. Focus lock possible.
Telephoto: Focusing range: 2.6ft. (0.8m) – infinity
Wide Angle: Focusing range: 2.ft. (0.6m) - infinity
Exposure control: Programmed automatic exposure control, switchable from 3 – zone light metering to spot metering; Auto exposure range: Wide angle EV2.4(f4.6, 4 sec.) – EV16 (f10.2, 1/630 sec.); Telephoto EV5.1 (f11.9, 4 sec.) – EV17 (f18, 1/410 sec.)
Exposure counter: Progressive type with automatic reset, displayed on LCD panel
Exposure compensation:

Programmed automatic exposure control, switchable from 3 – zone light metering to spot metering; Auto exposure range: Wide angle EV2.4(f4.6, 4 sec.) – EV16 (f10.2, 1/630 sec.)
Telephoto EV5.1 (f11.9, 4 sec.) – EV17 (f18, 1/410 sec.)

Self-timer: Electronic self-timer with approx. 12 sec. delay
Remote control (optional): Infrared remote control unit with approx. 3 sec. delay
Film speed range: Automatic setting with DX-coded film with ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, & 32000 film. Film speeds other than above will be automatically set to the next lower speed. For no-DX coded film and film with less than IS) 50, film speed is set to ISO 100
Film loading: Automatic loading (automatically advances to first frame when back cover is closed)
Film advance: Automatic film winding
Film rewind: Automatic film rewind (automatic rewind activation at end of film, automatic rewind stop). Rewind possible at any point with mid-roll rewind button
Data recording: Data recorded on image, displayed on LCD panel
Formats: No data, Year-month-day, Month-day-year, Day-month-year, Day-hour-minute
Calendar: Automatic up to year 2035
Flash: Built-in flash, Recycle time approx. 0.5 sec. – 5.5 sec. at normal temperature with new battery
Flash modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Night Scene, Red-Eye Reduction Night Scene, Off
Battery check: Yes - displayed on LCD panel
Power source: One 3V lithium battery (DL123A/CR123A)
Dimensions: 4.6”W x 2.4”H x 1.7”D (117 x 61.5 x 42.5mm) excluding protrusions
Weight: 7.8 oz. (220 g) without battery